Turn Back the Clock!

I can't believe 15 years have gone by! Since the beginning, it's been all about quality, sustainability and being locally made. And here we are all these years later, still staying true to our roots while evolving with the times. Who would've known what the past two years would bring? I am grateful to still be in business and designing beautiful garments that I can proudly say are completely made in Canada.

Contemporary Canadian made fashion that stands the the of time by Diane KennedyAll the way back to our very first collection and photoshoot in 2007 with Angela Raffin modeling. She's wearing the iconic Mod Tunic and our classic (still going strong) Serene Pants.

Contemporary Canadian made fashion that stands the the of time by Diane KennedyJumping forward to Fall 2010 is this Deer Lake park shoot we did with photographer Zenaida Kwong. Model Scarlet Ballantyne wears the Perplex Tunic and Rejuvenate leggings (yes we still make them!)

Contemporary Canadian made fashion that stands the the of time by Diane KennedyI believe this was the first time stunning Leah Tuttle ever modeled for us. She's wearing the fabulous "Gotta Have it Jacket" and Serene Pants. Photo by Zenaida Kwong

Contemporary Canadian made fashion that stands the the of time by Diane KennedyNear 5 corners in Gastown, Vancouver we shot the "Espionage Collection" (too funny) including this Spy Coat from Fall 2011.

Contemporary Canadian made fashion that stands the the of time by Diane KennedyIn Spring 2011, we immortalized Scarlett Ballantyne into a jumbo poster that hung for years in our warehouse (after first being shown at a trade show in Las Vegas) I still love and wear this Soho Tunic, it's an all time favourite as are the Cafe Leggings. (Maybe I should bring the Soho Tunic back?)

Contemporary Canadian Fashion that stands the test of time by Diane KennedyIn Fall 2012 this fun style with a great back detail, the Espionage Jacket, was modeled by our Staff member Genesis Hiles. She was one of our pattern makers for a number of years and a really fun gal to have in the office.

Contemporary Canadian Fashion that stands the test of time by Diane KennedyEasily my all time favourite photo of the beautiful plus model Jihan Amer. Sadly she moved her home base to the US and we've been looking for a local model of colour ever since. She's wearing the Cruise Cami with the Deck Tights.

Contemporary Canadian fashion that stand the test of time by Diane KennedyAnother employee, Danielle Keil was my assistant for a few years and one of my favourite models for long after. This was taken by the Koi pond in the outstanding Dr. Sun Yat Sen city garden in Vancouver BC.

Contemporary Canadian fashion that stand the test of time by Diane KennedyLovely Angela is back in 2015, this time at Pier Park in New Westminster to model this striking Adventure Jacket with the Perfect Tee underneath. Another classic item we still make, the Perfect Tee can be found in current colours here

Contemporary Canadian fashion that stands the test of time by Diane Kennedy  Jihan models again for us again in 2015 in a studio in Gastown where they later filmed parts of the movie "Fifty Shades of Grey". She's wearing the Persistence Tunic and the Attitude Skirt.

Contemporary Canadian fashion that stand the test of time by Diane KennedyModel Kaleigh Almond wears the Recharge Vest in a studio shoot in Gastown, Vancouver. We're currently sold out on this popular vest and considering making it again. What do you think?

Contemporary Canadian fashion that stand the test of time by Diane Kennedy

The Spring 2017 catalog with models Kaleigh Almond and Erin Marshall on the cover.

Contemporary Canadian fashion that stand the test of time by Diane Kennedy

From Fall 2017, Erin Marshall shows off what we do best, a variety of different pants and coordinating tunics.

Contemporary Canadian fashion that stand the test of time by Diane KennedyPlus Model Erika Tavernari stuns in this beautiful Aster shade at Ambleside beach in 2017

Contemporary Canadian fashion that stand the test of time by Diane KennedyA goddess pose by Viola Evans at Van Dusen Botanical gardens in 2018. She's wearing the Spellbound Tunic and the Pacific Pant.

Contemporary Canadian fashion that stand the test of time by Diane KennedyScarlett models the every popular Playful Tunic in Fall 2019. I think you might already know this is my fave tunic of all time :) New colours can be found here

Canadian Designer Diane Kennedy holding a maple leafI'm so happy to continue to run my business in an ethical way and on my own terms.  We don't know what the future brings, but I have learned that we are stronger together when women support women. Thank-you from the bottom of my heart to all these amazing women that have brought my clothing to life! And thanks to you, all of my wonderful customers who have allowed me this privilege and been such a huge part of my success.

 


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